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Sat, Jan. 21st, 2006, 10:48 pm
margarks: After glow?

Continued from here.

Cool air rushed over Wesley's form and made him shiver. He blinked sleepy eyes back open and searched the darkened room for Giles as he pulled the covers back up. "Love? Come back to bed." Wesley called softly.

Mon, Jan. 23rd, 2006 04:28 am (UTC)

Giles muttered something completely unintelligible and attempted to muffle the baby's cries by throwing the pillow over top his head.

Mon, Jan. 23rd, 2006 04:35 am (UTC)

"Hello, love." Welsey greeted Connor as he lifted him from the playpen. "Hungry are we?" He smiled as the baby sniffled and rubbed his wet nose across Wesley's shoulder.

Wesley made his way to the kitchen with the baby in his arms wondering when he should begin teaching Connor to sleep through the night. He was already eating soft foods and was probably at the right age.

It didn't take long to heat the bottle he'd prepared earlier and soon they were sitting in the living room in the quiet darkness, the only sounds the soft slurping as the baby fed.

Mon, Jan. 23rd, 2006 04:43 am (UTC)

Even after Connor's cries had quieted, Giles found that sleep continued to elude him. He stared up at the ceiling, hands propped beneath his head, not really seeing it at all.

Mon, Jan. 23rd, 2006 04:50 am (UTC)

Wesley placed the empty bottle into the sink then continued to tap Connor's back softly until he heard the soft belch he'd been waiting for. He shifted the baby in his arms and smiled when sleepy eyes blinked up at him.

Cradling Connor in his arms he paced for a bit in the living room hoping to put him back to sleep. Instead Connor pulled at the collar of his robe and giggled.

Wesley sighed. "Playful tonight, love?" He asked softly, unable to be upset in the face of Connor's giggles.

"Wewe! Wewe!" Connor gurgled and Wesley paused wondering if the sounds he'd heard meant what he thought they did.

Connor continued playing for a bit until his eyes finally began to droop and he fell quiet against Wesley's chest.

Tue, Jan. 24th, 2006 02:55 pm (UTC)

The same question was gnawing away at Giles' peace of mind that had been gnawing away at him before he'd managed to fall asleep. The question being why Wesley hadn't told his friends about their relationship. When one added his discomfort with his own aggressive behaviour, the mess the shop was in and Connor's prophecy on top of that, it did not make for easy sleep.

Tue, Jan. 24th, 2006 04:57 pm (UTC)

Wesley was surprised to find Giles still awake when he returned to the bedroom. "Cant' sleep, Rupert?" Wesley asked concerned, but Giles merely shook his head.

He slipped beneath the covers and cushioned his head across Giles' chest. "Guess what, love? I think Connor tried to say my name tonight." Wesley couldn't help feeling proud and excited.

Tue, Jan. 24th, 2006 09:32 pm (UTC)

"He did?" Giles asked, surprised. He couldn't help but be a bit delighted by the smile it was putting on Wesley's face, even in the face of his darker thoughts.

Tue, Jan. 24th, 2006 10:00 pm (UTC)

"Yes," Wesley nodded against Giles' chest. "He said 'wewe'." Wesley turned his head to beam up at Giles. "I suppose it's terribly silly of me. But don't you think it sounds rather like my name? And what else would he have been trying to say? He was thumping my chest at the time, as well."

Tue, Jan. 24th, 2006 10:08 pm (UTC)

Giles chuckled, Wesley's excitement being just a bit infectious. "While I'm by no means an expert it does sound like a distinct possibility."

Tue, Jan. 24th, 2006 10:17 pm (UTC)

Still smiling, Wesley sighed then shifted closer to Giles. "He's growing up so fast. I feel so guilty for being here when Angel is missing it all."